Grantee Profile

Council of State Governments

Grants to Council of State Governments

  • $500,000Active Strategy

    2015 (Duration 1 year, 11 months)

    Criminal Justice

    LEXINGTON, KENTUCKY — The Council of State Governments Justice Center (the Center) is a national, non-profit organization that serves policymakers at the local, state, and federal levels from all branches of government. It provides practical, nonpartisan advice and consensus-driven strategies to increase public safety and strengthen communities. The award supports a final round of juvenile justice activities that will strengthen reform initiatives underway throughout the country and set the stage for the Center’s participation in the Safety and Justice Challenge. In the first year, the Center will help design and implement a federal juvenile justice reform strategy informed by Models for Change resources and innovations. As part of the partnership developed under the Safety and Justice Challenge, the Center will disseminate information on successful justice reform practice and policy innovations to the field and develop targeted resources highlighting the Safety and Justice Challenge Network.

  • $500,000Active Strategy

    2014 (Inactive Grant)

    Juvenile Justice

    LEXINGTON, KENTUCKY — The Council of State Governments Justice Center provides practical, nonpartisan advice and consensus-driven strategies to increase public safety and strengthen communities, particularly in areas in which the justice system intersects with other institutions and agencies. The Center will use this grant to translate its earlier, Foundation-funded report into a set of implementation tools, practical guidelines and checklists and organize a set of targeted communications activities to assist state and local policy makers in using Models for Change resources and lessons learned to support juvenile justice systems reform and engage state policymakers in reform efforts nationally.

  • $150,000Active Strategy

    2012 (Inactive Grant)

    Juvenile Justice

    LEXINGTON, KENTUCKY — The Council of State Governments Justice Center) is a national, non-profit organization that serves policymakers at the local, state, and federal levels from all branches of government. The Center will use the grant to develop a strategic plan for using Models for Change policy and practice innovations to help states and counties divert youth in trouble with the law away from juvenile courts and corrections toward developmentally appropriate community-based sanctions and services.

The MacArthur Foundation awarded Council of State Governments $1,150,000 between 1978 and 2016.

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